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Circuit has new probation chief
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Forsyth County News
The Bell-Forsyth Judicial Circuit has a new chief probation officer.

Jeanie Sims replaces Marcia McIntyre, who is now the chief probation officer in a nearby county.

Sims, a Brenau University graduate, has held numerous positions with the department, most recently serving as an administrator for the Gainesville Day Reporting Center.

She will receive a masters degree in public administration from Columbus University in May.

Superior Court Chief Judge Jeffrey Bagley said Sims is undertaking a “very important position,” charged with preparing sentences for felony offenders and making sure they meet their conditions.

Sims was selected by Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens due to her service to the department, which dates to 1986.

Owens said in a statement that Sims “has been an asset to the department for many years.”  

“I am confident the staff and probationers in Forsyth County will benefit from her experience,” he said.